Little Sprouts


The Little Sprouts Room




We believe each child is a unique individual, discovering the world in his or her own way.  Like snowflakes, no two children are the same.  As teachers, it is our job to help guide the children in their classroom and facilitate their educational journey; helping to set them on the path to becoming well-rounded citizens of the world.  As teachers, it is incredibly rewarding to be a part of this discovery, not only for the children, but for the parents too.  We welcome all families to be active participants in their child’s education!



Daphne, Little Spouts Teacher

Hi there, I’m Daphne!  I am a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in English and a desire to write children’s literature and young adult fiction.  I aspire to be an author like C.S. Lewis, who wrote my favorite children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Despite publishing so many other works, Lewis had a love for children, which is why he is quoted saying “Children are not distractions from more important work, they are the most important work.”  I have been at The Learning Gardens since 2018 and am always excited to help support young children grow into kind, imaginative, and courageous young adults. I love that the Learning Gardens focuses so much on the children’s well-being and promotes healthy behaviors and creativity throughout all of the daily activities. I couldn’t have hoped for a better opportunity than this!


Jodi, Little Sprouts Teacher

Hi, I’m Jodi!  I have always had a passion for working with children and helping them grow and develop their young minds. In my years of working with children, I have had a wide variety of experience with children of all ages and developmental levels.  In 2013, I graduated from Edgewood College with a degree in Child Life.  After graduating college, I became a nanny and then worked doing play-based therapy for young children with autism before finding a position at The Learning Gardens in January 2019.  I was excited to join a center with a strong emphasis on play for the young child and the implementation of the Creative Curriculum.  I believe play is the best form of learning for a child and is so beneficial for development!  In my free time, I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things, hanging out with my friends and family, playing soccer, and being outdoors.